Dr. Rebecca J. Gilmour

biological anthropologist & archaeologist

Refereed Publications

Gilmour, R.J., Brickley, M., Jurriaans, E., Prowse T. (2019). Maintaining Mobility after Fracture: A Biomechanical Analysis of Fracture Consequences at the Roman Sites of Ancaster (UK) and Vagnari (Italy). International Journal of Palaeopathology, 24:119-129.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2018.09.002

Gilmour, R.J., Gowland, R., Roberts, C.A., Bernert, Zs., Kiss, K.K., Lassanyi, G. (2015). Gendered Differences in Accidental Trauma to Upper and Lower Limb Bones at Aquincum, Roman Hungary. International Journal of Paleopathology, 11:75-91.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2015.08.004

Lockau, L., Gilmour, R.J., Menard, J-P., Narayanaswamy, B., Dragomir, A-M., Mant, M., Watamaniuk, L., Brickley, M., (2015). “Buck and Ball”: Identification and Interpretation of Buckshot Injuries to the Pelvis from the War of 1812. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 6:424-433.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.02.032

Lockau, L., Dragomir, A.M., Gilmour, R., Mant, M., & Brickley, M. (2013). Bioarchaeological investigation of sharp force injuries to the ribs and lower leg from the battle of Stoney Creek in the War of 1812. Anthropological Science, 121: 217-227.  https://doi.org/10.1537/ase.130913

Gilmour, R.J., & Skinner, M.F. (2012). Forensic Scatology: Preliminary Experimental Study of the Preparation and Potential for Identification of Captive Carnivore Scat. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57: 160-165.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01912.x

Workshops Organized

2018           Reading the Bones, the Nexus of Anthropology, Forensics, and Pathology. Workshop designed and delivered for the Regional Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (November 10th). Program Link.

Organizer: Gilmour, R.J. in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy, McMaster University and Jay Maxwell (Forensic Pathologist, Hamilton General Hospital). 

 

Panels Organized

2018           All the Ways We Move: Bioanthropological Perspectives on Movement. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology, London, Ontario (October 31-November 3, 2018). Organizers: Cameron, M. & Gilmour, R.J.

 

Selected Papers Presented

2018           Gilmour, R.J., Cameron, M. Movers and shakers: Integrating Innovative Perspectives on Movement in Biological Anthropology. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology Meeting (October 31-November 3), London, Ontario, Canada.

2018           Gilmour, R.J., Brickley, M., Jurriaans, E., Prowse T. Maintaining Mobility after Fracture: A Biomechanical Analysis of Fracture Consequences at the Roman Sites of Ancaster (UK) and Vagnari (Italy). Paper presented at the Palaeopathology Association Meeting (April 9-11), Austin, Texas.

2017           Gilmour, R.J., Prowse T., Jurriaans, E., Brickley, M. Roving Romans: Biomechanical and Fracture Evidence for Sex-Related, Intensified Mobility at Vagnari, Italy. Paper presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting (April 19-22), New Orleans, Louisiana.

2017           Gilmour, R.J., Prowse T., Jurriaans, E., Brickley, M. Don't Judge A Bone by Its Cover: Investigating Long-Term Consequences of Extremity Trauma in Palaeopathology. Paper presented at the Palaeopathology Association meeting (April 18-19), New Orleans, Louisiana.

2017           Gilmour, R.J., Brickley, M., Jurriaans, E., Prowse T. Well-Trodden Roads: Skeletal Evidence for Sex-Related Mobility at the Roman Site of Vagnari, Italy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (January 5-8), Toronto, Ontario.

2016           Gilmour, R.J., Brickley, M., Jurriaans, E., Prowse T. Greater Levels of Habitual Activity Produce Lower Risk for Dysfunction Following Fracture: Evidence from Two Roman Communities. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting for The Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology (October 26-29), Peterborough, Ontario.

2016           Gilmour, R.J., Brickley, M., Jurriaans, E., Prowse T. A New Method to Assess Bone Loss in Radiographs of Fragmentary Second Metacarpals. Poster presented at the Palaeopathology Association meeting (April 12-13), Atlanta, Georgia.

2013           Gilmour, R.J., Brickley, M., Prowse, T. Functional Impairment and Physical Stress in the Past: How Physiotherapy Ideologies Can Contribute to Bioarchaeological Interpretations. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting (April 9-13), Knoxville, Tennessee.

2012           Gilmour, R.J., Long-Term Consequences of Healed Fractures: A Preliminary Analysis of Bilateral Asymmetry in Roman Civilians. Poster presented at the North American Palaeopathology Association meeting (April 9-11), Portland, Oregon.

2010           Gilmour, R.J., Broken Romans. Paper presented at the European Palaeopathology Association meeting (August 23-26), Vienna, Austria.

Conference Presentations